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    Coco Perlite Mix

    What’s everyone using for a coco perlite mix. My current grow I mixed about 50/50 by volume but reading online everyone’s saying 50/50 by mass with hydrated coco. I feel like that’s going to
    e a lot more perlite then coco. I’m looking at my bag of perlite and it says it’s .75kg but 8.8L. When I hydrate my coco I’m using 6 cups of water for a brick that fills 5g fabric pots so 1.5kg just of water for a 5g pot. If I mix for hydrated mass I would have way more perlite then coco. Is this right? I thought it should be the other way around but I’ve seen about 5 sites now saying 50/50 by mass. I’ve had no issues with 70/30 coco/perlite but have only done one grow so far.

    #2
    Make it easy. Get preprocessed coco. Get perlite, Get big tub. Add 3 grow containers worth of coco and 1 grow container of perlite. Mix. Done, 70/30. If u want 50/50, 2 containers of each.
    Don't worry, be happy, grow sticky buds.

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    • Izzie1701
      Izzie1701 commented
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      That’s what I had done for this grow but then started reading more about it and saw a bunch saying by mass which seems wrong.

    #3
    Hey Izzie1701 i do make my own soil and use what your using plus other composted soil. I do heavy on the perilite mix as i use worm casings and other composted animal by products so i go 50-50 mix with perilite. Only thing it drains faster and i do water daily sometimes 2x daily.
    Smoke Ganja create Peace Respect Nature don't trash the Planet

    Soil grower with coco/perlite mixed in
    indoor/outdoor grower
    1 36"x36"x66" tent- Viparspectra P2500
    1 3x3x6 tent- used in late spring for seedlings both veggies & weed. I have 2 viparspectar 450r for that tent.
    I use a t-5 & 54watt CFL for seedlings
    Sometimes i use plastic sometimes i use fabric grow containers
    Currently using fish/guano during veg growth & FF Grow Big 6-4-4 teens to bloom. Once i see pre-flower i switch to
    Age Old Organics Bloom 5-10-5

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    • TOKABIGONE
      TOKABIGONE commented
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      Good morning SoOrbudgal I am planning my second grow, first auto seed to drop at the new moon on Sept 6. I really like coco/perlite with organic amendments. I have a good idea of what from a recipe I found . With your permission I would like to PM you with a few direct questions. May I? Sprinkles this morning with high upper 80's. Toka

    • TOKABIGONE
      TOKABIGONE commented
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      HaHa, I just PMed you on this very subject ! Picky question is that 50/50 with just coco perlite or with amendments?

    #4
    OK with me TOKABIGONE i'm no expert just know i don't go by the rules i change it up at times but i do know healthy and not LOL it's good to have farmer genes LOL
    Smoke Ganja create Peace Respect Nature don't trash the Planet

    Soil grower with coco/perlite mixed in
    indoor/outdoor grower
    1 36"x36"x66" tent- Viparspectra P2500
    1 3x3x6 tent- used in late spring for seedlings both veggies & weed. I have 2 viparspectar 450r for that tent.
    I use a t-5 & 54watt CFL for seedlings
    Sometimes i use plastic sometimes i use fabric grow containers
    Currently using fish/guano during veg growth & FF Grow Big 6-4-4 teens to bloom. Once i see pre-flower i switch to
    Age Old Organics Bloom 5-10-5

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    • TOKABIGONE
      TOKABIGONE commented
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      I'll bet you look good in your farmer genes! Snicker snicker!

    #5
    I've had success with this mix: fill a tote halfway with washed coco, add 25% by volume of worm castings then perlite added to that at about 30% of the total volume. I plan to try adding organic fertilizer later, but for now I'm using up organic-compatible liquid nutrients from my hydro grows. I feed once a week at about 1.2 EC and pH around 6.5. I top dress the plants with fresh worm castings every three weeks. Otherwise, I just water to keep the medium moist throughout the week. I haven't yet taken a plant all the way through flower and harvest yet with this method but so far I'm getting outstanding results.
    Project Murcott:
    4x4 tent, Platinum LED P4-XML2. Four female Crockett's Tangies in coco for seed.

    Project Deuxberry:
    3x3 tent, Platinum P300 LED. Four Dutch Passion Blueberries in coco for seed. Three females, one male. Harvested and drying.

    Coco/Perlite/worm castings/mycorrhizae mix.
    Megacrop for seeded grows, Down-To-Earth dry amendments for regular grows.

    Coconut Grove: Vegging Super Lemon Haze, Purple Kush, Peyote Z-----z, Pineapple Express, Wedding Cake and Alien Technology fem photos in new 4x4 tent under new Platinum P4-XML2 LED.

    Nursery: 32"x32" tent with T-5 fluorescent panel. Photo seedlings waiting their turn: G-13, Purple Urkle, Sweet Zombie, Cloud Walker, Chocolate Mint OG, Romulan plus Cheese Auto, Magnum Auto and four BC Mangos for Project Ambika

    On deck: BC Mango plus assorted feminized seeds. Have over 1000 homegrown Ghost Train Haze seeds and hundreds of Skunk #1 available for trade.

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